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Offline JoeP

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One real and one unreal
« on: July 06, 2018, 04:39:29 pm »



At the top is a nearly completed 1/700 USS New Jersey. Anyone care to guess when?

The lower is a 1/600 Connecticut class pre-dreadnought which is being whiffed. (I had it also gotten it for a real world but it didn't turn out to be accurate, so I'm having fun with it.) She'll get a tripod after mast and a typical USN forward superstructure.
USS New Jersey, BB-62, Vietnam
USS Neshanic, AO 71, out of Lindberg Neches and a WHOLE lot of extra details
And several other vessels named after NJ, locations and battles herein, and people herefrom

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Re: One real and one unreal
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 02:07:02 am »
Neat work Jo  :thumbsup:

I must admit I keep looking at pre-Dreadnought kits and will probably end up getting one. They've got a certain look about them  :thumbsup:
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Re: One real and one unreal
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 05:00:07 am »
I bought this one from Old Glory 25s, who make mixed resin-metal kits. No instructions! If you're going to whiff that doesn't matter.
USS New Jersey, BB-62, Vietnam
USS Neshanic, AO 71, out of Lindberg Neches and a WHOLE lot of extra details
And several other vessels named after NJ, locations and battles herein, and people herefrom

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Re: One real and one unreal
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 06:48:45 am »


At the top is a nearly completed 1/700 USS New Jersey. Anyone care to guess when?

Guessing Vietnam activation as the 40mm have been removed, but none of the later 1980ís mods. Why the blue gun tub?
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Re: One real and one unreal
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 04:54:48 am »
I didn't answer 'coz I figured Joe's sig line kinda gave it away;

USS New Jersey, BB-62, Vietnam
USS Neshanic, AO 71, out of Lindberg Neches and a WHOLE lot of extra details
And several other vessels named after NJ, locations and battles herein, and people herefrom
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Re: One real and one unreal
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 04:38:45 am »
D'oh!  :rolleyes:

Ah well. Yes, Vietnam, and those are pools. Two forward-amidships 40mm gun tubs were sealed, lined, and turned into pools for the crew. They stand out in photographs, and even her captain partook.

I didn't answer 'coz I figured Joe's sig line kinda gave it away;

USS New Jersey, BB-62, Vietnam
USS Neshanic, AO 71, out of Lindberg Neches and a WHOLE lot of extra details
And several other vessels named after NJ, locations and battles herein, and people herefrom
USS New Jersey, BB-62, Vietnam
USS Neshanic, AO 71, out of Lindberg Neches and a WHOLE lot of extra details
And several other vessels named after NJ, locations and battles herein, and people herefrom